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Hi, I'm looking for advice if anyone can help.
For around 7 months I've been having pain (not sharp, more like a dull ache which is quite uncomfortable) in my sides. It started in my right side under my ribs and toward my back, but then spread across to my left side too, in the same area.
I went to the doctors as I thought it could be my kidneys, but was told the pain would be higher on my back if it were. She sent me for a blood test and told me to keep taking paracetamol and ibuprofen and wash them down with coffee. The blood test showed I have a low white blood cell count, and I was asked to go back a week later for another test. I did this and got the same results, so was told to go back in another month for another blood test. Again I went back and the result was the same, so I was told to wait another 2 months and have another test (I am due this any time now).
In the meantime I developed a UTI and the pain in my sides had spread up my back (where the dr said the pain would be if it was a problem with my kidneys), so I went back to the doctors. I was told it wouldn't be my kidneys as the UTI would have started at the same time as the pain. I was given antibiotics which cleared up the infection, and was sent for an ultrasound on my kidneys to check them just in case. I have been for that this week but the results showed there are no problems with my kidneys, so have been told its nothing serious and to just go for another blood test.
I'm getting a bit upset with this as I constantly have this dull pain, I have to sit with a hot water bottle on my back all day at work, and heat patches on my sides as this is the only thing that seems to help ease it. I have tried to look online to see what could be causing this, but everything points to my kidneys, which it obviously isn't.
Sorry for the rambling post but any advice would be much appreciated!
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